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San Diego State University’s College of Business Administration

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Contact Information

5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92112
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School Data

Annual Tuition: $13,957

Acceptance Rate: 51%

Full-Time Enrollment: 83

International: 118%

Minority: 8%

Average Age: 28

Female: 36%

Male: 64%

If you’re dying to get your MBA in California and your search has taken you to San Diego, this is not a bad place to spend two years of your life. At nearly three times the size of UC-San Diego’s full-time MBA cohort, San Diego State’s MBA program has a bit more critical mass.

The College of Business Administration offers a range of graduate business programs including the Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Science in Business Administration (MSBA), Master of Science in Information Systems (MSIS), and the Master of Science in Accountancy (MSA). An Executive MBA is ideal for seasoned, working professionals seeking to enhance their leadership skills to manage across the corporate life cycle. There’s also something unusual here: The Sports Business Management MBA, which is intended for highly motivated students looking for an intensive, sports-focused business education and professional experience in the highly competitive sports industry. The school says that all its programs are designed with a global perspective.

San Diego State University offers a state-of-the-art curriculum, an outstanding faculty, over 100 different courses to choose from, and excellent opportunities to work with the San Diego business community.

San Diego bills itself as a hotbed of entrepreneurship in biotech, telecommunications, software, and several other high growth industries. Students have the opportunity to apply their classroom knowhow to these business situations.

Ranking Analysis:

Though San Diego State hasn’t been ranked by Poets&Quants in any of the previous years, this year, it finally made the list, coming in at No. 77.